Companioning The Dying: A Soulful Guide           
                          For Caregivers
                        
                      Table Of Contents
 

                                                                        Part I   


Chapter 1     What is Companioning?


Chapter 2     The Value Of Telling Our Story


Chapter 3     Active Listening Or “Old Reliable”


                     Good Death...What Does That Mean?  


                                                 Part II  Tenets Of Companioning


Chapter 4     Tenet 1: Companioning is about honoring all parts of the spirit;

                      Not about focusing only on intellect


Chapter 5    Tenet 2: Companioning is more about curiosity; Less about our

                     expertise


                      The Mystery     


Chapter 6     Tenet 3: Companioning is about walking along side; Less about

                       leading or being led


Chapter 7     Tenet 4: Companioning the dying is often more about being                          

                     still; Not always about urgent movement forward


                     Divine Momentum


Chapter 8     Tenet 5:   Companioning the dying means discovering the gifts                           

                     of sacred silence; Not filling up every moment with talk

 

Chapter 9     Tenet 6:   Companioning is about being present to another’s

                     emotional and spiritual pain; Not taking away or fixing it


Chapter 10   Tenet 7:   Companioning is about respecting disorder and

                       confusion; Not imposing order and logic


                      Everything Belongs 


Chapter 11   Tenet 8:   Companioning is about going into the wilderness of

                     the soul with another human being; It is not thinking you are

                     responsible for finding a way out


Chapter 12   Companioning vs. Treatment: An Important Distinction


                     Treatment vs. Companioning Table 

   

                                           Part III  Reconciliation Needs Of Dying


                     Mythologies    


Chapter 13   “Letting Go” Mythology


Chapter  14   “Stages Of Dying” Mythology


Chapter 15    Need 1: To Acknowledge The Reality Of                       

                      Impending Death


Chapter 16   Need Two: To Tolerate The Emotional Pain

                    Associated With Dying


Chapter 17   Need Three: To Acknowledge And Reckon With

                    Changing Relationships To Self And Others


Chapter 18   Need Four: To Acknowledge And Reckon With

                     Changing Self-identity


Chapter 19   Need 5: Searching For Meaning


Chapter 20  Need 6: To Have An Understanding Support

                    System Available Through The Dying Process


Chapter 21   Companioning Children Who Love Someone Who Is Dying